Superman #39

by Hussein Wasiti on January 17, 2018

Writers: Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason

Artist: Barry Kitson

Inkers: Barry Kitson and Scott Hanna

Colourist: Gabe Eltaeb

Letterer: Rob Leigh


Remember SUPERMAN #7 from 2016? Remember how with one issue, Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason effortlessly proved that they got Superman down perfectly? Chalk up SUPERMAN #39 as another of Tomasi and Gleason's greatest hits.


This issue just hits all the right notes. They give me the version of Superman I love the most; the caring, fun-loving protector of Metropolis who'll spend the day with some sick kids by taking them out into space and showing them a fantastic time. There are so many solid memorable moments in this issue, hilariously mostly at Batman's expense, that just showcase the perfect wholesome tone that the creators achieve.


Barry Kitson is a legend and I'm in awe that he got to draw this issue. His work is very expressive and has the right kind of tone for this kind of story. Gabe Eltaeb's colouring is light enough to work in tandem with this tone as well.


While this isn't necessarily an important issue in terms of continuity or the overall story the writers are telling, this is a fun interlude and solid adventure through space as we're reminded of who Superman really is.

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